Pop the champagne! Get ye to a courthouse! Celebrate equal marriage rights in New York! With the passing of Governor Cuomo's marriage equality bill in the New York State Senate last week comes a wave of new nuptial packages for same-sex couples. From photographers to venues, some of our favorite vendors in the biz have stepped up with new offers to celebrate equal marriage across the state:
W Hotel's Right to Unite package includes a hotel suite at one of the group's New York City properties, car service to and from City Hall, a custom wedding cake, and a Flip camera to document the nuptials. The offer spans July 1 to December 31. Find more information on W Hotel's website.
Skylight is offering 20%-off bookings made for 2011 on any of its three distinct locations in New York City. Choose from the 18,000-square-foot gallery space in Soho, the city's largest private-event rooftop space on the West Side, or the art-deco decadence of a former bank building in Brooklyn. Visit Skylight online to learn more.
Photographer Robin Roemer will donate free wedding photography services (valued at $4,000) to one LGBTQ couple planning to marry in 2011 or 2012. Interested couples can submit their stories to lesbian/pop culture site Autostraddle, where five finalists will be posted for readers to choose the winner. Get all the details on the Autostraddle page. —Phillip B. Crook